Strange towers

Can anyone explain these towers? There are scores of them, mostly by the rivers, around Dhaka, Bangladesh and maybe elsewhere.
800 views
Views by date
UnratedRate as 1Rate as 2Rate as 3Rate as 4Rate as 5Rate as 6Rate as 7Rate as 8Rate as 9Rate as 10

Comments

Policies

Please log in if you don't want to post anonymously (anonymous users cannot post links)

Please enable images and enter code to post
Reload
Share:

Comments

Policies

Please log in if you don't want to post anonymously (anonymous users cannot post links)

Please enable images and enter code to post
Reload
Anonymous picture
Anonymous
@ 2006-06-24 17:55:30
I believe they may be Brick Kilns
http://www.sos-arsenic.net/english/environment/savar.html
Quote: "Simultaneously, we voice our concern over the lethal air pollution issuing from a few thousand brick kilns in the suburbs of Dhaka. The raising of their chimneys has hardly helped matters"

Analogman picture
@ 2006-06-26 08:43:09
I agree with Anonymous, they look to be brick kilns. The city of Dhaka has somewhere around 4,000 brick kilns.

There's a good picture of one of these kilns here: http://www.cleanairnet.org/caiasia/1412/articles-58218_resource_3.jpeg, including the chimneys and the outdoor drying and storage areas.
Anonymous picture
Anonymous
@ 2010-02-22 00:30:33
I am sure these are Brick Kilns, AHassan, Bangladesh.